World Heritage
World Heritage

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World Heritage


This course was written by Ian Donnachie and Dr Rodney Harrison.

This free course is an adapted extract from the course AD218 Understanding global heritage, which is currently out of presentation

Course image: Dennis Jarvis [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Figure 1: The Rialto Bridge, Venice. Unknown photographer. Photo: © Siwiak Travel/Alamy.

Figure 2: Sandstone head of Ramses II being moved to be reassembled at the new site of Abu Simbel, 1966. Photographed by Terrence Spencer. Photo: © Terrence Spencer/Time and Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Figure 3: Fossil at Undercliff, Lyme Regis, part of the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage site. Photographed by David Noble. Photo: © David Noble Photography/Alamy.

Figure 4: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park World Heritage site, central Australia. Photographed by David Ball. Photo: © David Ball/Alamy.

Figure 5: The cathedral, Santiago de Compostela. Photographed by David A. Barnes. Photo: © David A. Barnes/Alamy. The cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is a massive exercise in various architectural styles and forms the focus of the World Heritage site.

Figure 6: New Lanark World Heritage site, showing the former Owen House (foreground) with the workers’ housing beyond. Photographed by Findlay. Photo: © Findlay/Alamy.

Figure 7: New Lanark World Heritage site, showing (from the left) the former cotton mills, the rear elevation of Owen’s Institute, and Owen’s School for Children. Unknown photographer. Photo: © South West Images Scotland/ Alamy.

Figure 8: The Roman Baths, City of Bath World Heritage City. Unknown photographer. Photo: ©

Figure 9: The Old Town of Edinburgh (left), linked by North Bridge to the eighteenth-century planned New Town (right). Unknown photographer. Photo: © World Pictures/Alamy.

Figure 10: Aqueduct in Tarragona World Heritage site. Photographed by Schütze/Rodemann. Photo: © Bildarchiv Monheim GmbH/Alamy.

Figure 11: The Lake District. Photographed by Jon Arnold. Photo: © Jon Arnold Images Ltd/Alamy.

Figure 12: Lake Windermere, looking north. Photographed by Paul Broadbent. Photo: © Paul Broadbent/Alamy.

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